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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,757 People

    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Today I'm depressed why you ask?

    It's important to me may not be to you but to me it is. It all started a few days ago I was listening to the radio and a song came on called top of the world by the carpenters. I heard them all the time at Christmas time so after that I researched. them I found out something...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think I always felt like I know how I'm going

    to die. One day I'll lose my battle with depression and commit suicide. I think this all the time but am too scared to tell friends & family because I feel they will overreact.
    LfeSzdBarbie LfeSzdBarbie 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate it. One second I'm fine,

    having the best day and then suddenly I'm just like.... well **** it. I just feel like **** and I can't understand why!
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Sometimes when I get really lonely,

    depressed and thought of suicidal I think about why I haven't killed myself, and the reason is because of my family and they will get sad, but I also think that if they weren't my family they wouldn't like me, so they only like me because I'm family and they are used to me, abd...
    Fenriis Fenriis 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    What did I felt when I had put

    that blaze between my skin. I now understand it was a stupid selfish act that I had done & continue to go months without doing so. I have moments where I want to relapse, I had enough. I am slowly killing myself in the most silent way. I do not wish to seek help but I am crying...
    2ndTry 2ndTry 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Another day, another dreadful day full of more

    noteworthy news of sorrow. My good friend has now once again started up on drugs.. He was 5 months sober, and yet he threw it all away for a couple of bottles and pills. And now like many teens in this day and age he talks about death, in such a lackadaisical, casual way. If you...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Ok so i've been doing really good

    for a few months now but somethings worrying me a lot lately. I feel the need for something bad to happen to me - car accident, rape, broken bones etc, preferably something that'll put me in hospital / an institution of some sort. This might sound messed up or whatever but also...
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just a random thought.

    Correct me if i am wrong. My life is completely fine. But i have the urge to cry. And feeling so depressed! And so sad and trying to remember bad stuff from the past. What happened to me? Is this have anything to do with my hormones? Or the unbalanced chemical in the brain? I...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    It seems that all my life someone has been

    taking away from me. I never had much of a life anyway because people like my mom and others have felt the need to destroy what I had. I am now just waiting for my time to end and there is nothing that anyone can do for me anymore. My health has fallen apart and I am in pain...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I haven't been down in it

    for this long in a long time. I remember dealing with it as a kid/teenager and just being able to shut down. wall myself in, cry, not eat, write. As an adult living with it, it is quite different. i still have to be present. I have to force myself to get out of bed in the...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    i miss my ep friend jo5h me

    and hin used to be best friend intil he blocked me
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    Being TG for the last couple of years has put

    my mind on a war path that makes me over think, in a space of say 5 minutes I'll think about if I want to stay who I am or go the other path and be who I feel I should be. It makes a hole in my chest that feels like it sucks emotion out of me and I can't feel anything and I just...
    frozochick0400 frozochick0400 18-21, T 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Every day is a battle

    and it feels like a rollercoaster with all of the ups and downs, twists and turns. Fortunately enough, lately I've been at the top of the hill. It's been easier to deal with than usual. I've been happy lately which is cool. Haven't hurt myself in 18 days which is okay I guess. I...
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace 18-21, F 1 Response 19 mins ago

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    I have been battling it

    for a year and its getting harder by a second. When I cry I can feel my heart break and it makes me cry more. I feel like a broken soul walking around because I feel worthless and things like that. I don't like this feeling
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    So tired of feeling so depressed.

    Another day of fighting. when will this end????
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I'm really depressed

    and thinking of leaving EP and my family
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Sometimes I just start thinking about it

    and can't stop. It's like I'm stuck on a track and there aren't any stops. Whooot whooot! It's the feel-****** train! And I try to distract myself but every single thing I do reminds me. So I start to do even more stuff and maybe then I can make it through the day without...
    RosieJay RosieJay 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to

    announce that I have decided to become a Plexus Ambassador!!! I have jumped in with both feet for two very important reasons: 1) Plexus has a set of products that is CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES and I wanted to be a part of that! I've stood by and watched many of my friends gain...
    PlexusSlimChick PlexusSlimChick 22-25, F 4 mins ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I've been feeling down again this whole last

    week. Restless nights, bleak thoughts, feeling unwanted, stupid. feeling the guilt of past experiences. I guess this what I get for quitting the medication I had prescribed to me...
    I3luemoon I3luemoon 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 mins ago

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    Today I feel as if the burden of negativity

    and tiredness has lifted. I do not know what is different about today, but I am definitely better, much better.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I thought I got over this.

    But I keep having severe mood swings where I will be in the worst mood ever for a day and then I'm back to normal. I feel like I'm just pushing all my problems to the back of my head and they're coming back up because they never actually went away...if that makes any sense...
    trademymistakesXxxx trademymistakesXxxx 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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